Tuesday, January 23, 2018

By Letty Fernandez

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb.3, 2018  

TIME: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: UTRGV Brownsville Campus
For high school students: In the Jacob Brown Auditorium
For middle school students: In the Garza Gym and at
PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salón

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will host the 58th annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which supports students’ interests in 17 different science-related fields of study.

On Saturday, Feb. 3, about 700 middle and high school students from across South Texas will participate for a chance to advance to the state and international competitions.

Students will check-in and set-up their projects from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2.

Middle school projects will be displayed at Garza Gymnasium and PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salón, and high school projects will be at the Jacob Brown Auditorium.

Judging will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon for middle school students in the Garza Gym and  PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salón, and for high school students in the Jacob Brown Auditorium.

A public viewing of the estimated 700 projects will be on display from 4-5 p.m. Saturday.

The awards ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Jacob Brown Auditorium.


STEM Director for Community Programs & Operations / 956-882-5058 


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.